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Pattern Recognition, International Conference on (2002)
Quebec City, QC, Canada
Aug. 11, 2002 to Aug. 15, 2002
ISSN: 1051-4651
ISBN: 0-7695-1695-X
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I.1 Human Motion 1

Feature Extraction for the Analysis of Gait and Human Motion (Abstract)

Shiloh L. Dockstader , University of Rochester
Kelly A. Bergkessel , University of Connecticut
A. Murat Tekalp , University of Rochester
pp. 10005

Two-Hand Gesture Recognition using Coupled Switching Linear Model (Abstract)

Nobutaka Shimada , Osaka University
Yoshinori Kuno , Saitama University
Yoshiaki Shirai , Osaka University
Mun Ho Jeong , Osaka University
pp. 10009

Hierarchical Monitoring of People's Behaviors in Complex Environments Using Multiple Cameras (Abstract)

Geoff West , Curtin University of Technology
Svetha Venkatesh , Curtin University of Technology
Nam T. Nguyen , Curtin University of Technology
Hung H. Bui , Curtin University of Technology
pp. 10013

Emotion Recognition Using a Cauchy Naive Bayes Classifier (Abstract)

Ira Cohen , University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Ashutosh Garg , University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Nicu Sebe , Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science
Michael S. Lew , Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science
Thomas S. Huang , University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
pp. 10017
II.1 Poster Session - Pattern Recognition, Neural Networks, and Document Analysis

Robust Frontal Face Detection in Complex Environment (Abstract)

Quan Yuan , Harbin Institute of Science
Hongxun Yao , Harbin Institute of Science
Wen Gao , China Academy of Science
pp. 10025

Process Mapping and Functional Correlation in Surface Metrology: A Novel Clustering Application (Abstract)

K. Najarian , University of North Carolina at Charlotte
J. Raja , University of North Carolina at Charlotte
B. Muralikrishnan , University of North Carolina at Charlotte
pp. 10029

A New Approach for Line Recognition in Large-size Images Using Hough Transform (Abstract)

Michael R. Lyu , Chinese University of Hong Kong
Min Cai , Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shijie Cai , Nanjing University
Jiqiang Song , Chinese University of Hong Kong
pp. 10033

A Spectral Representation for Appearance-Based Classification and Recognition (Abstract)

Anuj Srivastava , Florida State University
Xiuwen Liu , Florida State University
pp. 10037

A Subspace Approach to Face Detection with Support Vector Machines (Abstract)

Guangyou Xu , Tsinghua University
Haizhou Ai , Tsinghua University
Lihang Ying , Tsinghua University
pp. 10045

A Novel Method for Harmonic Geometric Transformation Model Based on Wavelet Collocation (Abstract)

Z. W. Liao , Hong Kong Baptist University
Yuan Y. Tang , Hong Kong Baptist University
Xinge You , Hong Kong Baptist University
X. C. Feng , Xidian University
L. Sun , Hong Kong Baptist University
pp. 10049

Combining the Gabor and Histogram Features for Classifying Diffuse Lung Opacities in Thin-Section Computed Tomography (Abstract)

N. Matsunaga , Yamaguchi University
Y. Hamamoto , Yamaguchi Junior College
Y. Mitani , Yamaguchi Junior College
S. Kido , Yamaguchi University
K. Ueda , Yamaguchi University
H. Yasuda , Yamaguchi University
pp. 10053

Automated Segmentation of Archaeological Profiles or Classification (Abstract)

Robert Sablatnig , Vienna University of Technology
Martin Kampel , Vienna University of Technology
pp. 10057

An Area-Based Alignment Method for 3D Urban Models (Abstract)

Benoit Debaque , Universit? Paris V and Institut National d?Optique
Georges Stamon , Universit? Paris V
Marc Pierrot-Deseilligny , Institut Geographique National
pp. 10061

Core-Based Structure Matching Algorithm of Fingerprint Verification (Abstract)

Yangsheng Wang , Chinese Academy of Sciences
Weiwei Zhang , Chinese Academy of Sciences
pp. 10070

Recognition of Strong and Weak Connection Models in Continuous Sign Language (Abstract)

Wen Gao , Harbin Institute of Technology and China Academy of Sciences
Chunli Wang , China Academy of Sciences
Hongxun Yao , Harbin Institute of Technology
Quan Yuan , Harbin Institute of Technology
pp. 10075

Modeling Shape and Topology of 3D Images of Biological Specimens (Abstract)

Pedro A. De-Alarcûn , Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Amarnath Gupta , University of California at San Diego
José M. Carazo , Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Alberto Pascual-Montano , Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
pp. 10079

Simulated Static Electric Field (SSEF) Snake for Deformable Models (Abstract)

Siwei Lu , Memorial University of Newfoundland
Dan Yuan , Memorial University of Newfoundland
pp. 10083

Using Constraint Inequality on Estimated Correlation for Rapid Image Search (Abstract)

Atsushi Miyamoto , Hitachi Co. Ltd.
Shun 'ichi Kaneko , Hokkaido University
Takahiro Mae , Hokkaido University
pp. 10087

A Target Detection Method in Range-Doppler Domain from SAR Echo Data (Abstract)

Runsheng Wang , National University of Defense Technology
Liming Lu , National University of Defense Technology
Wugao Li , Jiangnan Institute of Remote Sensing
pp. 10091

Fuzzy Directional Element Energy Feature (FDEEF) Based Palmprint Identification (Abstract)

Kuanquan Wang , Harbin Institute of Technology,
David Zhang , Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Xiangqian Wu , Harbin Institute of Technology
pp. 10095

Recognition of Lung Nodules from X-ray CT Images Using 3D Markov Random Field Models (Abstract)

Takeshi Iinuma , National Institute of Radiological Science
Yukio Tateno , National Institute of Radiological Science
Tohru Matsumoto , National Institute of Radiological Science
Mitsuomi Matsumoto , Tokyo Metropolitan University of Health Sciences
Shinji Yamamoto , Toyohashi University of Technology
Hotaka Takizawa , Toyohashi University of Technology
pp. 10099

Supervised Evaluation Methodology for Curvilinear Structure Detection Algorithms (Abstract)

Daniel Mojon , Kantonsspital St. Gallen
Xiaoyi Jiang , Technical University of Berlin
pp. 10103

Optimal Gabor Filters for High Speed Face Identification (Abstract)

Yukio Yoshida , Kyoto Institute of Technology
Tadayoshi Shioyama , Kyoto Institute of Technology
Haiyuan Wu , Kyoto Institute of Technology
pp. 10107

Unsupervised Learning Using Locally Linear Embedding: Experiments with Face Pose Analysis (Abstract)

O. Kouropteva , University of Oulu
M. Pietikäinen , University of Oulu
A. Hadid , University of Oulu
pp. 10111

A New Attempt to Gait-based Human Identification (Abstract)

Tieniu Tan , Chinese Academy of Sciences
Liang Wang , Chinese Academy of Sciences
Weiming Hu , Chinese Academy of Sciences
pp. 10115

Biometric Hash based on Statistical Features of Online Signatures (Abstract)

Ralf Steinmetz , Technical University Darmstadt
Astrid Mayerhöfer , Fraunhofer IPSI
Claus Vielhauer , Technical University Darmstadt and Platanista GmbH
pp. 10123

An Approximative Calculation of Relative Convex Hulls for Surface Area Estimation of 3D Digital Objects (Abstract)

Reinhard Klette , University of Auckland Tamaki Campus
Linjiang Yu , University of Auckland Tamaki Campus
pp. 10131

A Hybrid Model for Invariant and Perceptual Texture Mapping (Abstract)

Huizhong Long , National University of Singapore
Wee Kheng Leow , National University of Singapore
pp. 10135

Recognizing Faces with Expressions: Within-class Space and Between-class Space (Abstract)

Yu Bing , Zhejang University
Jin Lianfu , Zhejang University
Chen Ping , Zhejang University
pp. 10139

Images Similarity Detection Based on Directional Gradient Angular Histogram (Abstract)

Bianzhang Yu , Northwestern Polytechnic University
Jinye Peng , Northwest University and Northwestern Polytechnic University
Dakai Wang , Northwest University
pp. 10147

Motion Prediction Using VC-Generalization Bounds (Abstract)

Zoran Duric , George Mason University
Fayin Li , George Mason University
Vladimir S Cherkassky , University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Harry Wechsler , George Mason University
pp. 10151

A Physics-Motivated Approach to Detecting Sky in Photographs (Abstract)

Stephen Etz , Eastman Kodak Company
Jiebo Luo , Eastman Kodak Company
pp. 10155

Robust Detection of Buildings in Digital Surface Models (Abstract)

Kim L. Boyer , Ohio State University
Patrick J. Flynn , University of Notre Dame
Prabhu Krishnamoorthy , Ohio State University
pp. 10159

A New LDA-Based Method for Face Recognition (Abstract)

Jin Lianfu , Zhejang University
Chen Ping , Zhejang University
Yu Bing , Zhejang University
pp. 10168

Refining 3D Models Using a Two-Stage Neural Network-Based Iterative Process (Abstract)

M. C. Robey , Curtin University of Technology
G. A. West , Curtin University of Technology
A. W. K. Loh , Curtin University of Technology
pp. 10172

Improvement in Range Segmentation Parameters Tuning (Abstract)

Luigi Cinque , Università di Roma "La Sapienza"
Fabrizio Corzani , Università di Roma "La Sapienza"
Rita Cucchiara , Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia
Stefano Levialdi , Università di Roma "La Sapienza"
pp. 10176

Fuzzy Border Distance Transforms and Their Use in 2D Skeletonization (Abstract)

Stina Svensson , Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Gunilla Borgefors , Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
pp. 10180

A Smale-Like Decomposition for Discrete Scalar Fields (Abstract)

Leila De Floriani , University of Genova
Emanuele Danovaro , University of Genova
Mohammed Mostefa Mesmoudi , University of Genova
pp. 10184

Shape-Space from Tree-Union (Abstract)

Andrea Torsello , University of York
Edwin R Hancock , University of York
pp. 10188

A Trainable Hierarchical Hidden Markov Tree Model for Color Image Annotation (Abstract)

Victor Ochoa , University of Alberta
Terry Caelli , University of Alberta
Li Cheng , University of Alberta
pp. 10192

Fingerprint Enhancement with Dyadic Scale-Space (Abstract)

Jie Tian , Chinese Academy of Science
Jiangang Cheng , Chinese Academy of Science
Tanghui Zhang , Chinese Academy of Science
pp. 10200

Robust Face Detection and Hand Posture Recognition in Color Images for Human-Machine Interaction (Abstract)

Jean-Christophe Terrillon , Softopia Japan Foundation
Kazuhiko Yamamoto , Gifu University
Yoshinori Niwa , Softopia Japan Foundation
Arnaud Pilpré , Softopia Japan Foundation
pp. 10204

A Ball Detection Algorithm for Real Soccer Image Sequences (Abstract)

M. Nitti , Istituto Elaborazione Segnali ed Immagini
N. Ancona , Istituto Elaborazione Segnali ed Immagini
T. D?Orazio , Istituto Elaborazione Segnali ed Immagini
G. Cicirelli , Istituto Elaborazione Segnali ed Immagini
pp. 10210

Cast Shadow Removing in Foreground Segmentation (Abstract)

A. Branca , Istituto per lo Studio dei Sistemi Intelligenti per l?Automazione
A. Distante , Istituto per lo Studio dei Sistemi Intelligenti per l?Automazione
G. Attolico , Istituto per lo Studio dei Sistemi Intelligenti per l?Automazione
pp. 10214

Face Detection Based on Hierarchical Support Vector Machines (Abstract)

Yong Ma , Tsinghua University
Xiaoqing Ding , Tsinghua University
pp. 10222

A Robust Algorithm for Probabilistic Human Recognition From Video (Abstract)

Rama Chellappa , University of Maryland at College Park
Shaohua Zhou , University of Maryland at College Park
pp. 10226

Fast Face Detection with Precise Pose Estimation (Abstract)

Donald Geman , Johns Hopkins University
pp. 10235
III.1 Color and Texture

Multiresolution Block Sampling-Based Method for Texture Synthesis (Abstract)

Chang Wen Chen , Sarnoff Corporation
Jiebo Luo , Eastman Kodak Company
Yue Yu , Motorola Broadband
pp. 10239

Texture Recognition through Modal Analysis of Spectral Peak Patterns (Abstract)

Eraldo Ribeiro , University of York
Edwin R. Hancock , University of York
Marco Carcassoni , University of York
pp. 10243

Bayesian Rendering with Non-Parametric Multiscale Prior Model (Abstract)

Max Mignotte , D?partement d?Informatiqu e et de Recherche Op?rationnelle
pp. 10247

Luminance Quasi-Preserving Color Quantization for Digital Steganography to Palette-Based Images (Abstract)

Eiji Kawaguchi , Kyushu Institute of Technology
Richard O. Eason , University of Maine
Hideki Noda , Kyushu Institute of Technology
Michiharu Niimi , Kyushu Institute of Technology
pp. 10252

A Multiscale Colour Texture Model (Abstract)

Vojtěch Havlíček , Academy of Sciences Czech Republic
Michal Haindl , Academy of Sciences Czech Republic
pp. 10255
IV.1 Indexing and Retrieval

A Hybrid Tree Approach for Efficient Image Database Retrieval with Dynamic Feedback (Abstract)

Chi-Ren Shyu , University of Missouri-Columbia
Jaturon Harnsomburana , University of Missouri-Columbia
pp. 10263

Temporal Color Correlograms for Video Retrieval (Abstract)

Mika Rautiainen , University of Oulu
Davis Doermann , University of Maryland at College Park
pp. 10267

Genre-Based Search through Biomedical Images (Abstract)

Jan van Gemert , University of Amsterdam
Jan-Mark Geusebroek , University of Amsterdam
Marcel Worring , University of Amsterdam
Minh Anh Hoang , University of Amsterdam
pp. 10271
I.2 Poster Session - Computer Vision and Robotics

A New Method to Compute the Distortion Vector Field from Two Images (Abstract)

Ph. Bolon , University of Savoie
Didier Coquin , University of Savoie
pp. 10279

A Novel Two-Layer PCA/MDA Scheme for Hand Posture Recognition (Abstract)

H. T. Tsui , Chinese University of Hong Kong
Jiang-Wen Deng , Chinese University of Hong Kong
pp. 10283

On the Relationship of Human Walking and Running: Automatic Person Identification by Gait (Abstract)

Mark S. Nixon , University of Southampton
John N. Carter , University of Southampton
Chew Yean Yam , University of Southampton
pp. 10287

Accurate Dense Optical Flow Estimation Using Adaptive Structure Tensors and a Parametric Model (Abstract)

Rama Chellappa , University of Maryland at College Park
Azriel Rosenfeld , University of Maryland at College Park
Haiying Liu , University of Maryland at College Park
pp. 10291

Recognizing Human Behavior Using Universal Eigenspace (Abstract)

Kazuya Nakamura , Kyushu Institute of Technology
Seiji Ishikawa , Kyushu Institute of Technology
M. Masudur Rahman , Kyushu Institute of Technology
pp. 10295

Quasi-Invariants for Human Action Representation and Recognition (Abstract)

Rama Chellappa , University of Maryland at College Park
Vasu Parameswaran , University of Maryland at College Park
pp. 10307

Recognition of Human Periodic Motion — A Frequency Domain Approach (Abstract)

Horst Holstein , University of Wales
Baihua Li , University of Wales
pp. 10311

Analysis and Recognition of Walking Movements (Abstract)

Stephanie R. Taylor , Ohio State University
James W. Davis , Ohio State University
pp. 10315

Wavelet Moments for Recognizing Human Body Posture from 3D Scans (Abstract)

Naoufel Werghi , University of Glasgow
Yijun Xiao , University of Glasgow
pp. 10319

Regularized Patch Motion Estimation (Abstract)

I. Patras , University of Amsterdam
M. Worring , University of Amsterdam
pp. 10323

Robust Computation of Optical Flow under Non-Uniform Illumination Variations (Abstract)

Yung-Sheng Chen , Yuan Ze University
Shang-Hong Lai , National Tsing Hua University
Wen-Hsing Hsu , National Tsing Hua University and Academia Sinica
Chin-Hung Teng , National Tsing Hua University
pp. 10327

Trajectory Segmentation Using Dynamic Programming (Abstract)

Allan D. Jepson , University of Toronto
Richard Mann , University of Waterloo
Thomas El-Maraghi , University of Toronto
pp. 10331

Constrained Structure and Motion Estimation from Optical Flow (Abstract)

Henrik I. Christensen , Royal Institute of Technology
José Santos-Victor , Instituto Superior Técnico
Marco Zucchelli , Royal Institute of Technology
pp. 10339

Temporally Evaluated Optical Flow: Study on Accuracy (Abstract)

Ryuzo Okada , Toshiba Corporation
Kazunori Onoguchi , Toshiba Corporation
Yasuhiro Taniguchi , Toshiba Corporation
Atsuto Maki , Toshiba Corporation
pp. 10343

A Computational Algebraic Topology Approach for Optical Flow (Abstract)

M. Allili , Bishop?s University
P. Poulin , University de Sherbrooke
M.-F. Auclair-Fortier , University de Sherbrooke
D. Ziou , University de Sherbrooke
pp. 10352

Recognition of Gestures in the Context of Speech (Abstract)

Hedvig Sidenbladh , Royal Institute of Technology
Jan-Olof Eklundh , Royal Institute of Technology
Matthieu Bray , Royal Institute of Technology and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
pp. 10356

Application of Rigid Motion Geometry to Film Restoration (Abstract)

Samia Boukir , Université de La Rochelle
David Suter , Monash University
pp. 10360

Combining Shape from Silhouette and Shape from Structured Light for Volume Estimation of Archaeological Vessels (Abstract)

Srdan Tosovic , Vienna University of Technology
Robert Sablatnig , Vienna University of Technology
Martin Kampel , Vienna University of Technology
pp. 10364

Motion Tracking of Cattle with a Constrained Deformable Model (Abstract)

Daisuke Tsutsumi , Hokkaido Industrial Research Institute
Yasuyo Kita , National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
pp. 10372

Estimation of Rigid and Non-Rigid Facial Motion Using Anatomical Face Model (Abstract)

Khurram Shafique , University of Central Florida
Alper Yilmaz , University of Central Florida
Mubarak Shah , University of Central Florida
pp. 10377

The Gait Identification Challenge Problem: Data Sets and Baseline Algorithm (Abstract)

Patrick Grother , National Institute of Science and Technology
Isidro Robledo , University of South Florida
P. Jonathon Phillips , National Institute of Science and Technology
Sudeep Sarkar , University of South Florida
Kevin Bowyer , University of Notre Dame
pp. 10385

Reliable and Fast Eye Finding in Close-up Images (Abstract)

Richard Wildes , York University
Theodore A. Camus , Sarnoff Corporation
pp. 10389

VizWear-Active: Distributed Monte Carlo Face Tracking for Wearable Active Cameras (Abstract)

Katsuhiko Sakaue , National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Takekazu Kato , National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Takeshi Kurata , National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
pp. 10395

Estimation of Human Motion from Multiple Cameras for Gesture Recognition (Abstract)

Hiroyasu Koshimizu , Softopia Japan and Chukyo University
Hitoshi Hongo , Softopia Japan
Kazuhiko Yamamoto , Gifu University
Yoshinori Niwa , Softopia Japan
Masafumi Tominaga , Softopia Japan
pp. 10401

Age and Gender Estimation Based on Wrinkle Texture and Color of Facial Images (Abstract)

Hideaki Ito , Chukyo University
Hiroyasu Koshimizu , Chukyo University
Mamoru Yasumoto , Softopia Japan and JST
Jun- ichiro Hayashi , Chukyo University
pp. 10405

Detection of Faces of Various Directions in Complex Backgrounds (Abstract)

Nobutaka Shimada , Osaka University
Yuichi Araki , Osaka University
Yoshiaki Shirai , Osaka University
pp. 10409

Real-Time Multiple People Tracking Using Competitive Condensation (Abstract)

Heegu Kang , Pohang University of Science and Technology
Daijin Kim , Pohang University of Science and Technology
Sung Yang Bang , Pohang University of Science and Technology
pp. 10413

Wavelet-Based Morphological Approach for Detection of Human Face Region (Abstract)

Hang Joon Kim , Kyungpook National University
Chae Hyun Moon , Kyungpook National University
Jong Bae Kim , Kyungpook National University
pp. 10417

Experiments on Eigenfaces Robustness (Abstract)

Alexandre Lemieux , Université Laval
Marc Parizeau , Université Laval
pp. 10421

Online Appearance Learning or 3D Articulated Human Tracking (Abstract)

Timothy J. Roberts , University of Dundee
Ian W. Ricketts , University of Dundee
Stephen J. McKenna , University of Dundee
pp. 10425

An Evaluation of Face and Ear Biometrics (Abstract)

Kevin Bowyer , University of Notre Dame
Sudeep Sarkar , University of South Florida
Barnabas Victor , University of South Florida
pp. 10429

Person-on-Person Violence Detection in Video Data (Abstract)

Mubarak Shah , University of Central Florida
Ankur Datta , University of Central Florida
Niels Da Vitoria Lobo , University of Central Florida
pp. 10433

Continuous Activity Recognition with Missing Data (Abstract)

Luis Enrique Sucar , IITESM-Campus Cuemavaca
Rocío Díaz de León , IITESM-Campus Cuemavaca
pp. 10439

Probabilistic Motion Parameter Models for Human Activity Recognition (Abstract)

B. S. Manjunath , University of California at Santa Barbara
Ching-Wei Chen , University of California at Santa Barbara
Xinding Sun , University of California at Santa Barbara
pp. 10443

Real-Time Gesture Recognition System Based on Contour Signatures (Abstract)

J. Gonçalves , University of Coimbra
P. Peixoto , University of Coimbra
H. Araújo , University of Coimbra
pp. 10447

Automatic Visual Recognition of Armed Robbery (Abstract)

Mubarak Shah , University of Central Florida
Jaime Dever , University of Central Florida
Niels da Vitoria Lobo , University of Central Florida
pp. 10451

Planar Shape Recognition across Multiple Views (Abstract)

C. V. Jawahar , International Institute of Information Technology
P. J. Narayanan , International Institute of Information Technology
Sujit Kuthirummal , International Institute of Information Technology
pp. 10456
II.2 Document Analysis

Progress in Document Reconstruction (Abstract)

A. Lawrence Spitz , Document Recognition Technologies, Inc.
pp. 10464

Granulometric Analysis of Document Images (Abstract)

Marcel Worring , University of Amsterdam
Andrew D. Bagdanov , University of Amsterdam
pp. 10468

Paper to PDA (Abstract)

Thomas M. Breuel , Palo Alto Research Center
Kris Popat , Palo Alto Research Center
William C. Janssen , Palo Alto Research Center
Henry S. Baird , Palo Alto Research Center
pp. 10476

A New Textual/Non-Textual Classifier for Document Skew Correction (Abstract)

Xiaoxin Yin , Tsinghua University
Xiaoyan Zhu , Tsinghua University
pp. 10480

Bayesian Networks Classifiers Applied to Documents (Abstract)

Franck Lebourgeois , I.N.S.A.de LYON
Hubert Emptoz , I.N.S.A.de LYON
Souad Souafi-Bensafi , I.N.S.A.de LYON and Université Laval
Marc Parizeau , Université Laval
pp. 10483
III.2 Audio and Image Processing

Learning Video Processing by Example (Abstract)

Antonio Haro , Georgia Institute of Technology
Irfan Essa , Georgia Institute of Technology
pp. 10487

Tool Wear Estimation from Acoustic Emissions: A Model Incorporating Wear-Rate (Abstract)

J. S. Baras , University of Maryland at College Park
S. Varma , University of Maryland at College Park
pp. 10492

A Bayesian Approach to Video Object Segmentation via Merging 3D Watershed Volumes (Abstract)

Yi-Ping Hung , Academia Sinica and National Taiwan University
Chih-Chuan Lai , Academia Sinica and National Taiwan University
Yu-Pao Tsai , Academia Sinica
pp. 10496

Video Clip Recognition Using Joint Audio-Visual Processing Model (Abstract)

Valery A. Petrushin , Accenture Technology Labs,
Ishwar K. Sethi , Oakland University
Victor Kulesh , Oakland University
pp. 10500

A Comparison of State-of-the-Art Diffusion Imaging Techniques for Smoothing Medical/Non-Medical Image Data (Abstract)

J. Gao , KLA-Tencor
Swamy Laxminarayan , New Jersey Institute of Technology
Sameer Singh , University of Exeter
Jasjit S. Suri , Philips Medical Systems, Inc.
Dee Wu , Philips Medical Systems, Inc.
pp. 10508
IV.2 Medical Image Analysis

Recognizing Emphysema — A Neural Network Approach (Abstract)

Hans Knutsson , Linköping University
Mikael Lundberg , Linköping University
Ola Friman , Linköping University
Magnus Borga , Linköping University
Ulf Tylén , Göteborg University
pp. 10512

Brain Symmetry Plane Computation in MR Images Using Inertia Axes and Optimization (Abstract)

Olivier Colliot , Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications
Alexander V. Tuzikov , Academy of Sciences of Republic Belarus
Isabelle Bloch , Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications
pp. 10516

On the Classification of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Using MR Image Appearance (Abstract)

N. Bernasconi , McGill University
D. L. Collins , McGill University
S. Duchesne , McGill University
A. Bernasconi , McGill University
pp. 10520

Segmentation of Vector Fields by Critical Point Analysis: Application to Brain Deformation (Abstract)

Marc Tittgemeyer , Max-Planck-Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
Gert Wollny , Max-Planck-Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
Frithjof Kruggel , Max-Planck-Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
pp. 10524

Model-Based Brain and Tumor Segmentation (Abstract)

Koen van Leemput , University Hospital Gasthuisberg and Helsinki University Central Hospital
Guido Gerig , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Elizabeth Bullitt , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Nathan Moon , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
pp. 10528

Level-Set Evolution with Region Competition: Automatic 3-D Segmentation of Brain Tumors (Abstract)

Guido Gerig , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Elizabeth Bullitt , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Sean Ho , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
pp. 10532
Invited Talk

3D Tracking of Human Locomotion: A Tracking as Recognition Approach (Abstract)

Ram Nevatia , University of Southern California
Tao Zhao , University of Southern California
pp. 10546

Model-Based Human Body Tracking (Abstract)

Thomas S. Huang , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Yu Huang , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
pp. 10552

Robust Tracking of Soccer Players Based on Data Fusion (Abstract)

Toshihiko Misu , NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
Kazuo Fukui , NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
Yoshinori Izumi , NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
Masahide Naemura , NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
Wentao Zheng , NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
pp. 10556

Self-Calibration of a Camera from Video of a Walking Human (Abstract)

Ram Nevatia , University of Southern California
Fengjun Lv , University of Southern California
Tao Zhao , University of Southern California
pp. 10562
II.3 Handwriting I

Feature Selection Using Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithms for Handwritten Digit Recognition (Abstract)

C. Y. Suen , Centre for Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence
F. Bortolozzi , Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná
R. Sabourin , Ecole de Technologie Supérieure - Montreal and Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná
L.S. Oliveira , Ecole de Technologie Supérieure - Montreal and Centre for Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence
pp. 10568

Using Eigen-Deformations in Handwritten Character Recognition (Abstract)

Seiichi Uchida , Kyushu University
Mohammad Asad Ronee , Kyushu University
Hiroaki Sakoe , Kyushu University
pp. 10572

Rejection Strategies and Confidence Measures for a k - NN Classifier in an OCR Task (Abstract)

Javier Cano , University Politecnica de Valencia
Juan C. Perez-Cortes , University Politecnica de Valencia
Joaquim Arlandis , University Politecnica de Valencia
pp. 10576

A New Shape Transformation Approach to Handwritten Character Recognition (Abstract)

N. Fakotakis , University of Patras
N. Liolios , Technological Educational Institute of Larisa
E. Kavallieratou , University of Patras
G. Kokkinakis , University of Patras
pp. 10584

An Improved Approach to Generating Realistic Kanji Character Images from On-Line Characters and its Benefit to Off-Line Recognition Performance (Abstract)

Cheng-Lin Liu , Hitachi Ltd.
Masaki Nakagawa , Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology
Ondřej Velek , Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology
Stefan Jaeger , Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology
pp. 10588
III.3 Poster Session - Image and Signal Processing

A Region-Based Method for Model-Free Object Tracking (Abstract)

Thomas S. Huang , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Heinrich Niemann , University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Yu Huang , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
pp. 10592

Enhanced Canny Edge Detection Using Curvature Consistency (Abstract)

Philip L. Worthington , University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology
pp. 10596

A Method for Detecting Artificial Objects in Natural Environments (Abstract)

Y. Caron , Universit? de Tours
N. Vincent , Universit? de Tours
P. Makris , Universit? de Tours
pp. 10600

Distributed Retrieval of Wavelet Images Using Bandwidth Monitoring (Abstract)

Minghong Pi , University of Alberta
Irene Cheng , University of Alberta
Matt Bates , University of Alberta
Anup Basu , University of Alberta
pp. 10604

Edge Color Distribution Transform: An Efficient Tool for ObjectDetection in Images (Abstract)

Jiqiang Song , Chinese University of Hong Kong
Min Cai , Chinese University of Hong Kong
Michael R. Lyu , Chinese University of Hong Kong
pp. 10608

Dissimilarity Measures in Color Spaces (Abstract)

Didier Coquin , CNRS - GDR - Information Signal ImageS
Benone Ionescu , CNRS - GDR - Information Signal ImageS
Philippe Bolon , CNRS - GDR - Information Signal ImageS
pp. 10612

On Automated Tongue Image Segmentation in Chinese Medicine (Abstract)

David Zhang , Harbin Institute of Technology
Fengmiao Zhang , Harbin Institute of Technology
Kuanquan Wang , Harbin Institute of Technology
Bo Pang , Harbin Institute of Technology
pp. 10616

Model Estimation for Photometric Changes of Outdoor Planar Color Surfaces Caused by Changes in Illumination and Viewpoint (Abstract)

Florica Mindru , Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Luc Van Gool , Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Theo Moons , Katholieke Universiteit Brussel
pp. 10620

An Evidence Combining Approach to Shape-from-Shading (Abstract)

Edwin R. Hancock , University of York
Eraldo Ribeiro , University of York
Fabio Sartori , University of York
pp. 10624

Fundamental Frequency Gabor Filters for Object Recognition (Abstract)

Heikki Kälviäinen , Lappeenranta University of Technology
Ville Kyrki , Lappeenranta University of Technology
Joni Kamarainen , Lappeenranta University of Technology
pp. 10628

Human Identification by Spatio-Temporal Symmetry (Abstract)

John N. Carter , University of Southampton
James B. Hayfron-Acquah , University of Southampton
Mark S. Nixon , University of Southampton
pp. 10632

Image Flows and One-Liner Graphical Image Representation (Abstract)

Vadim Makhervaks , The Technion — Israel Institute of Technology
Gill Barequet , The Technion — Israel Institute of Technology
Alfred Bruckstein , The Technion — Israel Institute of Technology
pp. 10640

Multi-Resolution Genetic Algorithm and Its Application in Motion Estimation (Abstract)

Yee-Hong Yang , University of Alberta
Minglun Gong , University of Alberta
pp. 10644

Orientation Difference Statistics for Texture Description (Abstract)

Christian Germain , ENITA de Bordeaux
Jean Pierre Da Costa , Equipe Signal et Image
Pierre Baylou , Equipe Signal et Image
pp. 10652

Shapes Modeling of 3-D Objects Based on A Hybrid Representation Using Extended B-spline Surface Model (Abstract)

Katsuhiro Inoue , Kyushu Institute of Technology
Kousuke Kumamaru , Kyushu Institute of Technology
Makoto Maeda , Kyushu Institute of Technology
pp. 10656

Multicue MRF Image Segmentation:Combining Texture and Color Features (Abstract)

Zoltan Kato , National University of Singapore
Song Guo Qiang , National University of Singapore
Ting-Chuen Pong , Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
pp. 10660

Agglomerative Clustering for Image Segmentation (Abstract)

Partha Pratim Mohanta , Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta
D. P. Mukherjee , Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta and University of Virginia
Scott T. Acton , University of Virginia
pp. 10664

Separating Color and Pattern Information for Color Texture Discrimination (Abstract)

Matti Pietikäinen , University of Oulu
Topi Mäenpää , University of Oulu
Jaakko Viertola , University of Oulu
pp. 10668

Colour Image Texture Analysis: Dependence on Colour Spaces (Abstract)

Maneesha Singh , University of Exeter
Markos Markou , University of Exeter
Sameer Singh , University of Exeter
pp. 10672

Spatial Texture Analysis: A Comparative Study (Abstract)

Sameer Singh , University of Exeter
Maneesha Singh , University of Exeter
pp. 10676

Feature Selection for Face Recognition Based on Data Partitioning (Abstract)

Maneesha Singh , University of Exeter
Markos Markou , University of Exeter
Sameer Singh , University of Exeter
pp. 10680

Curvature Estimation of Surfaces in 3D Grey-Value Images (Abstract)

L. J. van Vliet , Delft University of Technology
B. Rieger , Delft University of Technology
F. J. Timmermans , Delft University of Technology
P. W. Verbeek , Delft University of Technology
pp. 10684

Scale-Adaptive Orientation Estimation (Abstract)

Franck Le Pouliquen , Equipe Signal et Image
Christian Germain , Equipe Signal et Image
Pierre Baylou , Equipe Signal et Image
pp. 10688

Bayes Information Criterion for Tikhonov Regularization with Linear Constraints: Application to Spectral Data Estimation (Abstract)

P. Carvalho , University of Coimbra
A. Dourado , University of Coimbra
A. Santos , University of Coimbra
B. Ribeiro , University of Coimbra
pp. 10696

Outex - New Framework for Empirical Evaluation of Texture Analysis Algorithms (Abstract)

Sami Huovinen , University of Oulu
Matti Pietikäinen , University of Oulu
Timo Ojala , University of Oulu
Juha Kyllönen , University of Oulu
Jaakko Viertola , University of Oulu
Topi Mäenpää , University of Oulu
pp. 10701

Multiple Objects Segmentation Based on Maximum-Likelihood Estimation and Optimum Entropy-Distribution (MLE-OED) (Abstract)

H. T. Tsui , Chinese University of Hong Kong
Xia Deshen , Nanjing University of Science & Technology
Xie Jun , Chinese University of Hong Kong
pp. 10707
IV.3 Poster Session - Biomedical and Multimedia Applications

Automatic Tracking of Local Myocardial Motion by Correlation Weighted Velocity Method (Abstract)

Shinji Tsuruoka , Mie University
Tetsushi Wakabayashi , Mie University
Fumitaka Kimura , Mie University
Wataru Ohyama , Mie University
Kiyotsugu Sekioka , Nansei Town Hospital
pp. 10711

Registration and Fusion of Retinal Images: A Comparative Study (Abstract)

Yunlong Sheng , Université Laval
France Laliberté , CRIM and Université Laval
pp. 10715

Myocardial Strain Imaging with Tagged MRI (Abstract)

Victor G. Dávila-Román , Washington University in St. Louis
Dana Abendschein , Washington University in St. Louis
Nicholas J. Tustison , Washington University in St. Louis
Amir A. Amini , Washington University in St. Louis
pp. 10723

Fast Extraction of Tubular and Tree 3D Surfaces with Front Propagation Methods (Abstract)

Laurent D. Cohen , University Paris-9 Dauphine
Thomas Deschamps , University Paris-9 Dauphine and Philips Research France; now with Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
pp. 10731

Automatic Segmentation of Liver Region through Blood Vessels on Multi-Phase CT (Abstract)

Yuta Tamura , Toyohashi University of Technology
Toyohisa Kaneko , Toyohashi University of Technology
Takeshi Saitoh , Toyohashi University of Technology
pp. 10735

Comparison of Colour Spaces for Optic Disc Localisation in Retinal Images (Abstract)

Majid Mirmehdi , University of Bristol
Barry Thomas , University of Bristol
Alireza Osareh , University of Bristol
Richard Markham , Bristol Eye Hospital
pp. 10743

Simultaneous Segmentation and Registration for Functional MR Images (Abstract)

Kaundinya S Gopinath , University of Florida
Yunmei Chen , University of Florida
Sheshadri Thiruvenkadam , University of Florida
Richard W. Brigg , University of Florida
Feng Huang , University of Florida
pp. 10747

Recovering Elastic Property of Soft Tissues Using 2D Image Sequences With Limited Range Data (Abstract)

Dmitry B. Goldgof , University of South Florida
Min C. Shin , University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Sudeep Sarkar , University of South Florida
Yong Zhang , University of South Florida
pp. 10755

Building the Topological Tree by Recursive FCM Color Clustering (Abstract)

C. Grana , Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia
S. Seidenari , Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia
A. Prati , Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia
R. Cucchiara , Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia
G. Pellacani , Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia
pp. 10759

From Cell Image Segmentation to Differential Diagnosis of Thyroid Cancer (Abstract)

D. Lagunovsky , National Academy of Sciences
N. Paramonova , National Academy of Sciences
O. Patsko , National Academy of Sciences
M. Petrou , University of Surrey
O. Tchij , National Academy of Sciences
S. Ablameyko , National Academy of Sciences
V. Kirillov , Research and Clinical Institute of Radiation Medicine and Endocrinology
pp. 10763

Contour Features for Colposcopic Image Classification by Artificial Neural Networks (Abstract)

Philippe Pouletaut , Universit? de Technologie de Compi?gne
Isabelle Claude , Universit? de Technologie de Compi?gne
Renaud Winzenrieth , Universit? de Technologie de Compi?gne
Jean-Charles Boulanger , Centre de gyn?cologie Obst?trique d?Amiens
pp. 10771

Automatic Sleep Apnoea Detection Using Measures of Amplitude and Heart Rate Variability from the Electrocardiogram (Abstract)

P. de Chazal , University College Dublin
C. Heneghan , University College Dublin
R. Reilly , University College Dublin
pp. 10775

Methodology for the Registration of Whole SLO Sequences (Abstract)

F. Gómez-Ulla , Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago
M. G. Penedo , Universidade de A Coruña
J. M. Barja , Universidade de A Coruña
V. Leborán , Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
C. Mariño , Universidade de A Coruña
M. Penas , Universidade de A Coruña
M. J. Carreira , Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
pp. 10779

Estimation and Analysis of the Deformation of the Cardiac Wall Using Doppler Tissue Imaging (Abstract)

Laurent D. Cohen , Université Paris 9 Dauphine
Denis Pellerin , Saint George?s Hospital
Valérie Moreau , Université Paris 9 Dauphine and now with Epidaure project at INRIA Sophia Antipolis
pp. 10784

Harmonic Cut and Regularized Centroid Transform for Localization of Subcellular Structures (Abstract)

Bahram Parvin , Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Qing Yang , Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
pp. 10788

Electronic Endoscope System for Shape Measurement (Abstract)

Kazufusa Noda , OSHIMA Prototype Engineering Co., Ltd
Yukio Sato , Nagoya Institute of Technology
Kazuhide Hasegawa , Nagoya Institute of Technology
pp. 10792

Extraction of 3D Microtubules Axes from Celluar Electron Tomography Images (Abstract)

Bruce F. McEwen , New York State Department of Health
Lichen Liang , Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Qiang Ji , Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
pp. 10804

Structural Brain Asymmetry as Revealed by 3D Texture Analysis of Anatomical MR Images (Abstract)

Vassili A. Kovalev , Max-Planck Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
Frithjof Kruggel , Max-Planck Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
D. Yves von Cramon , Max-Planck Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
pp. 10808
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